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Toomey Statement on Government Funding Vote

December 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding the government funding vote:

"This is a disappointing situation for all parties involved, especially for affected federal employees. However, there is a deal to be made, but as today's vote showed, it requires the White House to negotiate with the Senate Minority Leader. This should not be an impossible feat, given that Democrats have voted in the past for a wall. In 2013, every Senate Democrat supported legislation to spend $46 billion on border security and a wall. Now, many of these same lawmakers are balking about a bill that puts $5 billion toward border security. For that reason, I am hopeful this impasse can be resolved in short order."